Comprehensive

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Definitions of comprehensive:

  1.   including all or everything; " comprehensive coverage"; " a comprehensive history of the revolution"; " a comprehensive survey"; " a comprehensive education"
  2.   Having the quality of comprising much; having the power to comprehead many things at once; extensive; full.
  3.   broad in scope; " a comprehensive survey of world affairs"
  4.   being the most comprehensive of its class; " an unabridged dictionary"
  5.   Including much; full; complete; as, a comprehensive account of the war.
  6.   Comprehensively.
  7.   Large in scope; inclusive; broad.
  8.   Including much; comprising many things; having a wide scope or a full view.
  9.   Possessing peculiarities that are characteristic of several diverse groups.
  10.   Comprehensiveness.
  11.   Embracing much; large; full.
  12.   Able to contain much; extensive; capacious.
  13.   Having the power to comprehend or understand many things.
  14.   Having the quality or power of comprehending much: extensive: full.

Antonyms for comprehensive:

cut, determinate, one-dimensional, definite, bird's eye, random, nonspecific, specific, bounded, slipshod, individual, hit-or-miss, incomplete, diminished, imperfect, noncomprehensive, broad, shallow, restricted, singular, measured, all-around, abbreviated, limited, abridged, skin-deep, defined, overall, precise, partial, incomprehensive, exact, reduced, haphazard, narrow, aimless, sketchy, finite, desultory, cursory, patchy, circumscribed, exclusive, specialized, facile, superficial, general.


Quotes for comprehensive:

  1. And this week, I am proposing legislation to strengthen our Open Records laws to make public access to our public records surer, faster, and more comprehensive – Roy Barnes
  2. There is an immense, painful longing for a broader, more flexible, fuller, more coherent, more comprehensive account of what we human beings are, who we are and what this life is for. – Saul Bellow
  3. The reason it takes us from November the second to December the sixth to certify is because we have a very tedious, very comprehensive process where we audit by precinct, across the state, every vote that was cast to make sure that every vote that was legally cast is counted. – Kenneth Blackwell
  4. Reform of the medical liability system should be considered as part of a comprehensive response to surging medical malpractice premiums that endanger Americans' access to quality medical care. – Lincoln Chafee
  5. Democrats believe we must have comprehensive health care reform that includes giving the federal government authority to negotiate lower prices with drug companies. – Jim Clyburn
  6. The Bush administration and Congressional Republicans have failed to bring up comprehensive energy reform or any piece of legislation for that matter that would lower gas prices, opting instead to give massive subsidies to the oil and gas industry. – Rosa DeLauro
  7. Fortunately, it's still not too late to develop a comprehensive global strategy to eliminate our real enemy. – David Hackworth
  8. We will never stop illegal immigration until this country has a comprehensive realistic immigration policy. – Ruben Hinojosa
  9. Under the auspices of peace, our comprehensive renaissance will be built, and it will be a model for those who wish to emulate it in the greater Arab homeland. – King Hussein
  10. It's clear that we need comprehensive immigration reform. – Bob Inglis
  11. I taught for 17 years in an inner city comprehensive schools. – Estelle Morris
  12. The purpose of the ADA was to provide clear and comprehensive national standards to eliminate discrimination against individuals with disabilities. As a result, individuals with disabilities are now able to live in their homes and have access to new careers. – Jim Ramstad
  13. And, moreover, it is art in its most general and comprehensive form that is here discussed, for the dialogue embraces everything connected with it, from its greatest object, the state, to its least, the embellishment of sensuous existence. – Friedrich Schleiermacher
  14. Finally, the House is working to require a comprehensive federal review of IRS regulations with a follow -up report to Congress on possible actions to reduce the tax paperwork burden imposed on small businesses. – Michael K. Simpson
  15. The principles and policy of these Presidents were marked by the most enlarged and comprehensive statesmanship, promoting the highest interests of the Republic. – Robert Toombs

Usage examples for comprehensive:

  1. If you have enjoyed reading about the adventures of the new friends you have made in this book and would like to read more clean, wholesome stories of their entertaining experiences, turn to the book jacket- on the inside of it, a comprehensive list of Burt's fine series of carefully selected books for young people has been placed for your convenience. ” – Molly Brown's Orchard Home by Nell Speed
  2. “ Ellen Terry, in her assumption of Margaret, once more displayed that profound, comprehensive and particular knowledge of human love- that knowledge of it through the soul and not simply the mind- which is the source of her exceptional and irresistible power. ” – Shadows of the Stage by William Winter
  3. He had an original, daring genius, but it was sustained by a broad and comprehensive judgment. ” – Sketches of Reforms and Reformers, of Great Britain and Ireland by Henry B. Stanton
  4. “ " At least, that is comprehensive Beatrix," her cousin assured her. ” – The Dominant Strain by Anna Chapin Ray
  5. This country- this Commonwealth especially- has ever been distinguished for being foremost in the maintenance of a benevolent and comprehensive system of education. ” – Reflections on the Operation of the Present System of Education, 1853 by Christopher C. Andrews
  6. This chapter then will be a comprehensive review and summary of all that has gone before. ” – Practical Ethics by William DeWitt Hyde
  7. At the same time he was a little puzzled, for, in the case of a young woman, friend is a term of somewhat vague and comprehensive significance, and she had mentioned that there were two of them. ” – Long Odds by Harold Bindloss
  8. His conclusions were brief and comprehensive – The Coming of the Law by Charles Alden Seltzer
  9. That sounds a little comprehensive but I almost think it's no more than the fact. ” – Delilah of the Snows by Harold Bindloss
  10. Sweeping a comprehensive glance around as he entered, as if looking for some one in the hall, he slipped off his overcoat and hat and handed both to the negro servant in charge of the cloak- room. ” – Peter A Novel of Which He is Not the Hero by F. Hopkinson Smith
  11. This is by far the most intelligible, comprehensive and practical boy's book which we have ever seen. ” – Queer Stories for Boys and Girls by Edward Eggleston
  12. “ Sanchia, her cool poise regained, made no step toward him but contented herself by a slow comprehensive and sympathetic smile. ” – The Desert Valley by Jackson Gregory
  13. Personal peril was not exactly a new thing to the major, who was also a man of fixed ideas; but he made a little comprehensive gesture when Sewell glanced significantly at the edge of the precipice. ” – Delilah of the Snows by Harold Bindloss
  14. But with the completion of our enterprise many additional facts have come to light, and so it is that, with Mr. Cumshaw's aid and at his suggestion, I give here a fuller and more comprehensive version of the affair than he related to us that evening. ” – The Lost Valley by J. M. Walsh
  15. “ " I am disposed," said Shelburne, " to expect everything from Dr. Franklin's comprehensive understanding and character." ” – Benjamin Franklin by John Torrey Morse, Jr.
  16. “ Elizabeth gave a comprehensive glance at the " young gentleman" designated by her father, and then turned it upon the black leather and boards which waited to be disposed of. ” – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  17. “ Events drove him from office when but a small part of his project was carried into effect; but the project itself was great and comprehensive – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe
  18. It will be seen in the sequel whether or not the views of this experienced and able statesman were lucid and comprehensive – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  19. What, in spite of these merits, makes the 'Checks' an unsatisfactory book, is the want of a comprehensive grasp of general principles. ” – The English Church in the Eighteenth Century by Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
  20. It was not a comprehensive announcement. ” – A Pagan of the Hills by Charles Neville Buck

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